Forever 21’s Black History Month Collection Is A Visual Diary

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Forever 21 collaborated with photographer Henry R. Jones II for the reveal of its Black History Month unisex collection. The 17-piece display delivers a deeply personal pieces intimately connected to Jones’ artistic journey. Known for his striking photography and poetry, Jones extends a unique invitation to the viewer, allowing them to immerse themselves in the intricate layers of his art.

The collection serves as a visual diary, showcasing his children, self-portraits, and writings that delve into the complexities of race and family. Each garment is a testament to the artist’s commitment to creating an emotional experience for the customer, with solo portraits, photo montages, and captivating photo contact sheets illustrating the apparel.

This display features a tonal palette with a serene and peaceful atmosphere, allowing the viewer to engage with the art on a deeper level. The collection, ranges from t-shirts and sweats to sweaters and outerwear, is designed with simplicity in mind, ensuring that the spotlight remains firmly on Jones’ compelling imagery. Prices range from $12.99 to $79.99 and will be offered in unisex sizing from XS to XXL. Shop the collection now at select Forever 21 stores, on, and on the Forever 21 mobile app.

Embroidered Zip-Up Hoodie $45

The unisex French terry zip-up hoodie features “Expression Without Fear” and the artist’s signature embroidery, a split front kangaroo pocket, dropped long sleeves, a back accompanying graphic, and ribbed trim.

Embroidered Pullover $40

The French terry pullover features a front-eye graphic with tonal colors to emphasize the look of whoever wears the custom piece.

Photograph Shirt $35

The woven shirt features photograph graphics, various quotes, button-front closures and a notched collar to highlight the vision of Jones.

Embroidered Graphic Tee $30

The knit tee features embroidered “To Know Our Journey Is To Know Unimaginable Strength” showcasing the essence of the collection for consumers to have an affirmation with them when wearing this piece.

About the Author: Kenyatta Victoria is the lead writer for Essence GU, working on all things pop culture, politics, entertainment and business. Throughout her time at GU, she’s garnered devoted readers and specializes in the Zillennial point of view.

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